Questions tagged [surya]

Surya is the chief of the Navagraha, the nine Classical planets and important elements of Hindu astrology.

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Do any Deities, other than the Pancha Mahadevatas, have Swayambhu representations?

The Pancha Mahadevatas are Ganapaty,Shiva,Vishnu,Devi(Ambika) & Surya. There is a Smarta tradition of worshiping them together in the Panchayatana Puja..In this Puja instead of idols or images of ...
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Who was Rishi Etesha and why was he racing with Surya?

I had earlier asked a question on Indra taking away a wheel from Surya's chariot and from the answer by Pushkar it turned out that he had done that to help his friend Rishi Etesha: There was ...
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What are the “Daśa bhāskara kṣetrās”?

Srisailam is one of the most ancient kshetras in our country. There are legends associated with this sacred place. Srisailam is one of only three kshetras which is a jyotirlinga Kshetra and also a ...
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What is the story of Savitṛ deity?

What is the story of Savitṛ deity? I am really confused between him and Surya, are they related? As per Wikipedia: Savitr disappeared as an independent deity from the Hindu pantheon after the end ...
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Where is the mention of Surya Loka(सूर्य लोकं) in Hinduism?

One of the famous stotras for Lord Surya in Hinduism is श्रीसूर्याष्टकम् (Surya ashtakam). In the last line of this सूर्याष्टकम्, there is a mention of Surya Loka. स्त्रीतैलमधुमांसानि ये त्यजन्ति ...
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Correct procedure of giving Arghya to Surya according to our scriptures?

What is the correct procedure of giving Arghya to Surya/Sun God according to our scriptures? Arghya is a form of worship where water sometimes with different ingredients are offered to the Sun. I ...
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What is Surya Kriya? What is its significance? How it is different from other related practices?

What is Surya Kriya? What is its significance? How it is different from other related practices? Is it part of Patanjali Sutras? I have not come across too many texts or videos explaining the same.
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What is the story regarding birth of Surya

I want to know the Puranic inscriptions regarding birth of Surya. How sun planet was created? When it was created? Why he is sometimes considered as direct expansion of Vishnu?
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Authentic text of Surya Siddhanta English Translation

Are there any authentic text of Surya Siddhanta English Translation ? The following seem to be commonly available ones in Internet, Surya - Siddhanta, By Ed. By S. Jain E. Burgees The Surya-...
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What is the relation of Surya & Yama with Agni?

Rig Veda Book 10, Hymn 21 is dedicated to Agni and mentions the following: 4 O Agni, what thou deemest wealth, Victorious and Immortal One! Bring thou to give us vigour,—at your glad carouse -...
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Why were the Mandehas cursed to try to eat the Sun every day?

Sandhyavandhanam is a ritual that all Brahmanas (in fact all Dvijas) are required to perform three times a day. This chapter of the Vishnu Purana describes one reason why Sandhyavandhanam is done, ...
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Fight between Shani and Sun(Surya)?

It is well known that Lord Shani is son of Surya. There is a famous story that when Shani dev opened his eyes as a baby for the very first time, the sun went into an eclipse. Here is one more ...
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Can one look at the rising and setting sun during Sandhyavandanam?

According to scriptures, one should not look at the rising and setting sun. But what about during morning and evening Sandhyavandanam when one faces the sun and meditates on it? Is that the only ...
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Does Kalpa coincide with age of Sun?

While searching for relation between the life span of Sun and present Shri Bramha Day, I came across a very interesting fact by calculations. The age of our Sun is nearly equal to Shri Bramha's day i....
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Goddess Parvathi hiding the sun

Is there a story where Goddess Parvathi hides the sun when Shiva is talking to her?A friend of mine insists that there is such a story.
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Why did surya not accept shani as his son?

Surya had three wives, Samjna, Rajni and Prabha. Surya and Samjna had two sons and a daughter. The eldest son was Vaivasvata Manu. And the remaining two offspring were twins named Yama and Yamuna. ...